Turned down the Mac Davis role in North Dallas Forty (1979) in favor of an independent production that never got off the ground.
His cousin Johnny Majors was the 1956 Heisman Trophy runner-up at Tennessee, and became a great college football coach; from 1968-96 he coached at Iowa State, Pittsburgh, and Tennessee, winning the 1976 national championship with Pittsburgh.
Children, with Velez; daughter Nikki and twin sons Dane and Trey
Prior to getting his big break, Lee Majors was the limo driver for producer Jim Barnett, the man who created the TV show "World Championship Wrestling."
In 1976 Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett made TV history - a husband and wife each starring in separate top rated shows.